Previous Post: Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda – The Golden Heart of Myanmar
During my one week’s stay in Yangon, I visited the Shwedagon three times, once in the late morning and twice in the late afternoon. While there is no bad time to visit, clearly certain days and certain times will be busier and more atmospheric than others.
Something magical happens as dusk approaches. I say that even though My visit coincided with the once every five years regilding the main stupa. As you can see in the image below, the central stupa was covered with bamboo matting! In spite of that, the combination of the fading light and the increasing numbers of people – monks, nuns, locals, visitors from afar – upped the wow factor and created an experience I will not soon forget!
My previous post (see the link above) has more explanatory text and maps. Here I’ll let the images of the two late afternoons into evenings that I spent there do the talking!
My Other Myanmar Posts:
“Mingalaba” From Myanmar, Land of The Golden Pagodas
Sule Paya – Yangon’s Downtown Heart
Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda – The Golden Heart of Myanmar
Ballooning Over The Plains Of Myanmar’s Bagan
The Uninspiring Buddhas Of Myanmar’s Bagan
A Morning Stroll Through Mandalay’s Zay Cho Market Area
Pindaya’s Shwe-oo-min Pagoda & The Cave of the Ten Thousand Buddhas
Myanmar’s Inle Lake – Things To See and Do – Day One
Myanmar’s Inle Lake – Things To See and Do – Day Two
A One-Day Tour of Bago, Myanmar – Checklist of Must-See Sites
Bago’s Shwemawdaw Pagoda – Myanmar’s Tallest Stupa
Bago’s Hintha Gon and the Rebuilt Kanbawzathadi Palace
An Afternoon In Bago – Visiting the Reclining Buddhas
An Afternoon In Bago – the Mahazedi, the Shwegugale Paya, and More